the recent guardian of three wards as they came together due to desperate measures by both. Millie, needing a new position after yet another dismissal (why does it keep happening to her?) and Everett, desperate to beg for Millie's help after his wards scared off another nanny. Now, imagine this - a funny and mischievous in her own right nanny (Millie), with three very rambunctious children determined to match in wits and pranks with all nannies thrown their way, and one "I don't know what to do" society gentleman - what do you think with ensue? One funny disaster after the other, and with each disaster, all five will get to know each other better and get closer together as a family.
Millie and Everett were first introduced in After a Fashion, and we see in this novel, their development comes full circle. We learn about their pasts, and why they are who they are today. With the help of other characters, the ever meddling (and loving) Mrs. Abigail Hart, prayerful Reverend Gilmore, and who can forget the beautiful and cunning Lucetta (who will most likely be the next heroine in the next book of the series); readers get to join in on the fun of this uncanny family. And don't worry, each novel can be a standalone book. However, you might love it so much, you'll want to read all the others as well.
I really don't want to give away too much or rather anything, because this is one of those books that I think you need to read yourself. Dive into it, and be prepare to laugh and feel. If you are having a stressful day, this is the book you need to read - to immerse yourself in another world, and to calm yourself through laughter in this chaotically funny historical presence. Ms. Turano and her books are good company to keep.
NOTE: I received an early complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House for an honest review.